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Official photos from the Spartan Race. Proof that we actually did it! We crawled through dirt under barbed wire. We hiked uphill in the middle of the worst sandstorm this season. I did jump over the firepit but the camera caught me as I already landed and started walking away from the heat. I swear.

Good times. I feel exhausted just looking at these photos. Glad that’s over.

nikki and me


me sandbag

sandbag uphill

bernie sandbag

bernie fire

me fire

Patrick is 12

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My baby turns 12 today.

That means no more child’s rate for airline tickets or hotel rooms. That’s one year away from being a teenager. The next 12 months will be the last of his childhood. But he will always, always be my baby.

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Throwback Thursday 8.2015

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Street food in high altitude – Joseph snacking on some “kwek-kwek” before going up the steps of the grotto in Baguio City. December 2013.
high street food

Wordless Wednesday 8.2015

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park day

father and son
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Lessons in Crafting Part 2

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Yes, I’m not quite done learning. I don’t think anyone every really is. But this particular lesson I learned is the stuff made of facepalms and doh moments.

I have made a few bags following this fairly simple and easy pattern; I have had a few tumbles with the zipper but figured it out along the way, after lots of swearing and ripping and more swearing. I’m happy with the finished work and since I acquired some new funky fabric, I thought I’d make more bags. A knitter can never have too many project bags! And project bags, in this case, is interchangeable with yarn, needles, cables, patterns, yarn…you get the idea.

Anyway, on with the lessons.
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Throwback Thursday 7.2015

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“What the Finn?!?”
Yes, that’s what she was saying. Not the other thing.
what the finn?!

Wordless Wednesday 7.2015

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jupiter rising

This is Sparta!

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One month ago today, I participated in the first sporting event ever as an adult. Well, calling it a sporting event might be too much, it’s just a 10k road race. Anyway, I surprised myself by actually completing it within a decent time. Much respect to the folks in the office who actually ran the 10k and not brisk-walked the entire way. Soon after, we were talking about participating in more sporting, team-building events. One of which was the first ever Spartan Race to be held in Dubai.

We signed up thinking it would be fun to get involved, not realizing it actually requires some sort of effort. And training! We lacked that last one terribly. It wasn’t really until we were in the race that we realized just how serious these obstacle course racers were! Anyway, we put up a team, and at the last minute our boss had to bail due to a hurt leg so I asked my husband to take his place, which Bernie gladly agreed to. First achievement of the day: turning up on time! Yay!
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Throwback Thursday 6.2015

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Baguio City, Christmas Day 2013.

New Year’s Day, 2014. Rooftop fireworks with the family.
new year 2014

Wordless Wednesday 6.2015

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alqasr-brunch (44)


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